barcelona - Hundreds of thousands of Catalan protesters demanded the release of captive separatist leaders on Saturday in Barcelona. According to the police in Barcelona, 750,000 people were upset.
The separatists have been arrested for their share in the prohibited campaign to separate the northeastern region of Catalonia from Spain. After the independence declaration of 27 October, the central government suspended regional self-government, fired the members of the regional government and sent the regional government home. By December 21, new elections were issued.
According to polls, pro-independence parties will get the most votes, but may not receive a majority in the regional parliament. The PDeCAT Party of Deputy Regional Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont and the ERC of former Deputy Prime Minister Oriol Junqueras, each with their own list, enter the elections.